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How to Find a Wildlife Rehabilitator

Get help for orphaned, sick or injured wildlife using this state-by-state listing

If you find a wild animal in distress, scroll down to your state in the alphabetical list below to learn how to find a wildlife rehabilitator in your area.

IMPORTANT! Before you "rescue" any wild animal, make sure the animal really needs your help. Learn how to determine if the animal is truly orphaned or injured »

Alabama
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources wildlife rehabilitators list

Alaska
No online listing of rehabilitators. Contact the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for assistance.

Arizona
Arizona Game and Fish Department wildlife rehabilitators list

Arkansas
For migratory birds: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission rehabilitators list
Animals other than birds: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife rehabilitators list

California
If you are in San Diego with native predatory wildlife in need of help, call The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center at 760-789-2324. Otherwise, use the California Department of Fish and Wildlife list of wildlife rehabilitators.

Colorado
Colorado Parks and Wildlife list of wildlife rehabilitators

Connecticut
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection wildlife rehabilitators list

Delaware
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife wildlife rehabilitators list

District of Columbia
City Wildlife

Florida
If you are in south Florida, call the South Florida Wildlife Center at 954-524-4302 or 866-SOS-WILD. Elsewhere, check the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission list of wildlife rehabilitators.

Georgia
Georgia Wildlife Resources Division wildlife rehabilitators list

Hawaii
No online listing of rehabilitators. Call your local Division of Forestry and Wildlife office for assistance.

Idaho
No online listing of rehabilitators. Contact your Idaho Fish and Game Regional Office.

Illinois

University of Illinois Extension list of wildlife rehabilitators by county

Indiana
Indiana Department of Natural Resources wildlife rehabilitators list. If you are unable to locate a rehabilitator, call your DNR law enforcement district or regional headquarters.

Iowa
Iowa Department of Natural Resources wildlife rehabilitators list

Kansas
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism wildlife rehabilitators list

Kentucky
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources wildlife rehabilitators list

Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries wildlife rehabilitators list

Maine
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife rehabilitators by county

Massachusetts
If you are on Cape Cod, call the Cape Wildlife Center at 508-362-0111. Elsewhere, use the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife rehabilitators list (Click your district on the right side of the page.)

Maryland
Maryland Department of Natural Resources wildlife rehabilitators by county

Michigan
Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife rehabilitators list

Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wildlife rehabilitators by county

Mississippi
Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. wildlife rehabilitators list

Missouri
No online listing of rehabilitators. Call your Missouri Department of Conservation Regional Office to locate a licensed rehabilitator.

Montana
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Nebraska
No online listing of wildlife rehabilitators. Call your local Game and Parks Commission Conservation Officer to locate a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. You can also try contacting Nebraska Wildlife Rehab or Wildlife Rescue Team.

Nevada
Nevada Department of Wildlife list of wildlife rehabilitators

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department wildlife rehabilitators list

New Jersey
New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife list of wildlife rehabilitators

New Mexico
No online listing of wildlife rehabilitators. Call your local Game and Fish office to locate a licensed rehabilitator. You can also consult Animal Protection of New Mexico’s list of wildlife rehabilitators.

New York
New York Department of Environmental Conservation wildlife rehabilitators list

North Carolina
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission wildlife rehabilitators by county

North Dakota
No online listing of wildlife rehabilitators. Call your local Game and Fish District Office or a veterinarian for assistance.

Ohio
Ohio Department of Natural Resources wildlife rehabilitators by county

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation wildlife rehabilitators list

Oregon
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife list of wildlife rehabilitators

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators listing by county
. If you are unable to find a wildlife rehabilitator, call your local Pennsylvania Game Commission Regional Office.

Rhode Island
Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island
. If you are unable to find a wildlife rehabilitator, call the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management at 401-789-3094 or 401-789-0281.

South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources wildlife rehabilitators registry by animal

South Dakota
No online listing of wildlife rehabilitators. Call your Game, Fish & Parks Wildlife Division office to locate a licensed rehabilitator.

Tennessee
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wildlife rehabilitators list

Texas
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife rehabilitators by county

Utah
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources wildlife rehabilitators list

Vermont
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department wildlife rehabilitators list

Virginia
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries wildlife rehabilitators list

Washington
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation rehabilitators by county

West Virginia
Does not permit rehabilitation of state wildlife. Call your local Department of Natural Resources District Office for assistance. For raptors, you can also try contacting West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center.

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wildlife rehabilitators list
. If you are unable to find a wildlife rehabilitator, call the DNR's Wildlife Rehabilitation Liaison at 715-359-5508.

Wyoming
No online listing of rehabilitators. Call your Game & Fish Department Regional Office to locate a licensed rehabilitator. 

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